Maine Coon Cat

Multiple illustrations of a Maine Coon cat from the front, back and side profiles

Maine Coon Cats are the largest breed of domestic cat and are distinguished by their long silky coats of fur and sociable personalities. One of the first natively American cat breeds established by the early settlers, the Maine Coon received its name from the state of Maine where its long thick coat and hunting skills helped it survive the harsh winters. Often referred to as the ‘gentle giants’ of the cat world because of their large stature and friendly temperaments, the Maine Coon is popularly projected as having many ‘dog-like’ qualities.

The typical Maine Coon Cat has an overall height of 10.0”-16.0" (25-40 cm) and body length of 19.0”-32.0” (48-81 cm). An average Maine Coon Cat weighs between 10-25 lb (5-11 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 9-15 years.

Drawing illustrating the size of a Maine Coon cat to an average person
What is a Maine Coon cat?
Maine Coon Cats are the largest breed of domestic cat and have coats with long silky hair. The Maine Coon is one of the oldest natural breeds of cats and received its name from the state of Maine where it was popularized.
How big is a Maine Coon cat?
Maine Coon Cats are large sized cats with heights between 10”-16" | 25-40 cm, lengths of 19”-32” | 48-81 cm, and typical weights in the range of 10-25 lb | 5-11 kg.
What is the temperament of a Maine Coon cat?
Maine Coon Cats are often called ‘gentle giants’ because of their large stature and sociable personalities that cause many people to express that they have ‘dog-like’ qualities.

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Height: 
10.0”-16.0" | 25-40 cm
Width:
Depth:
Length:
19.0”-32.0” | 48-81 cm
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Weight:
10-25 lb | 5-11 kg

Body: Robust, heavy coat, bushy tail
Color: Brown tabby (Traditional), colors vary widely
Temperament: Sociable, friendly, independent

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Lifespan:
9-15 years

Properties

Drawings include:
Maine Coon Cat side profile (walking), front (sitting), back (sitting), side (laying down)

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Cats (Felis catus), often referring to as domestic or house cats, are small carnivorous mammals that are typically domesticated as pets by humans. First kept for the task of hunting mice, cats today remain popular pets because of their companionship. Cat breeds vary by origin, size, and coat types.